Five consecutive nights, five different beds

It’s been a crazy few days in which I’ve taken a few moments in the morning to work out where I am, since I have spent five consecutive nights in five different locations:

  • On Wednesday night, I was at a place called Sanctuary Farm at the foot of Lake Naivasha about two hours drive out of Nairobi. I took my elder granddaughter Catrin (aged almost six) and went to sleep shortly after putting her to bed in our shared room.
  • On Thursday night, I slept at the home of my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters in Nairobi.
  • On Friday night, I was on an overnight flight from Nairobi to London. I managed a few hours sleep but it’s hard for someone as tall as me to stretch out in economy class.
  • On Saturday night, I stayed in a Travel Lodge in Crystal Palace, south London, having attended a wedding reception for a my nephew and his bride. I went to bed at 1.30 am only to be woken about 3 am by the shouting occupants of nearby rooms.
  • On Sunday night, I was back in my own bed at home in Sudbury Hill, north London.


  • Janet

    I thought you might have exceeded that on one of your big holidays, Roger. I did 9 nights in 9 beds last month, all hotels except one at home, with 5 nights for work reasons:
    2.Friedrichshafen (Germany)
    5.Luton Airport
    7.Edinburgh Airport
    9.Camborne (Cornwall)
    Travelling gets tiring at times like these.

  • Roger Darlington

    That’s impressive, Janet – and dizzying!


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